FOAM Pilsner | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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86
very good
148 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
California, United States
sierranevada.com

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JizackFH on 09-09-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
148
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
12.73%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 148 |  Reviews: 31
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3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Antc2382
4.12/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jacobob10
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap 12/29/2016 @ Madison Square Garden in New York, NY.

My face had just been Split Open and Melted by Phish after a dark, haunting, and downright fantastic end to their first set and I needed to pee badly. I raced down to the MSG corridor towards the men's room, when I caught something out of the corner of my eye; a FOAM Pilsner tap handle! Yes!

Enjoyed during the set break from a plastic cup, it had your classic pilsner appearance: pale gold in color and clear with a frothy white head. Grassy noble hop aroma (or maybe that was just coming from the crowd?) with bready malts to back it up. Nice balance in the flavor that pretty much nailed the profile of a German pilsner. Medium-light bodied, quenching and fortifying.

This was the perfect pick-me-up for Set 2. My friend Andy and I shared the last few sips as Mike's bass pounded out the opening notes to Down With Disease, and we were on our way to a great rest of the night.

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Photo of SurrenderToTheFlow95
4.2/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HeadyRebekah
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sheaffer315
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Excellent, malty, German style Pilsner.

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Photo of KWolf
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice clear straw color. Faint hop aroma. Starts nice and light with medium carbo ation. Finishes with that perfect noble hop bite, slightly bitter and aa weebit resinous pine.
Perfect specimen of Pilsener.

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Photo of logicalparadox
3.51/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brother_rebus
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caahare
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simon212
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chris7482
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.2/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Comes out of the tap a somewhat hazy solar yellow with a decent ivory head. Aroma is not strong, but invites a taste with its malty and subtly fruity tones. Flavor is largely malty with a subtle undertone of pear, crisp and refreshing if not complex. Mouthfeel has OK texture and fizz, seems about average for a pils. Fair to middlin’ and leaning towards middlin’. Pils fans should like it.

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Photo of 31Sam13
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moose90
3.4/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Agentveba
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of robear
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of guyute13
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of PorterThwarter
2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the Owl House in Rochester, NY.

Pours a golden straw yellow, very clear, no haze. There's a small quarter inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells typically Pilsner-like, a bit corny, with some sweet malt, and a bit of grassy hops. Not overly distinctive, but it nails what I expect for a pilsner.

This tastes relatively the same, slightly sweet, with a snap of grassy hops providing a quick bite towards a smooth, grainy finish. There's a slight floral aspect to the hops, too. There's some slightly doughy malt flavors, as well.

This is light bodied, with a very crisp, but slightly oily mouthfeel, which is weird. There's a medium amount of carbonation. It's very drinkable.

This wasn't the best American made pilsner I've had, but it still hit the spot even on a cold day.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.68/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +3.9%

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FOAM Pilsner from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
3.85 out of 5 based on 148 ratings.
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